High Volume Transport

Vital transport research to ensure accessible, affordable and climate friendly transport for all.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Walking and Cycling Policy and Practice in Africa


To understand where walking and cycling are valued in existing transport and mobility policy and if COVID-19 is a trigger for making environments safer sooner.

This research project looked at the following research questions.

Potential impact

This research project is seeking to create a more supportive policy and investment environment in walking and cycling.


The research was conducted utilising online surveys and telephone interviews. There was also an in depth survey of authorities and also included follow up interviews.


This project created a Research paper and Policy Booklet. National and City authorities should be inspired to create more policy commitments and plug the delivery capacity gap.

COVID-19 Response

Through effective transit oriented development policies, we aim to create cities where most needs can be met by walking, facilitating safe travel during pandemics. By reducing car travel and pollution, we aim to reduce respiratory illnesses which exacerbated the effects of COVID-19. By supporting the local businesses, we aim to create more economically resilient cities.